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MathBrush

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Member since April 5, 2015
Last visited July 9, 2020
Profile ID (TUID): nufzrftl37o9rw5t

I am not the Brian Rushton who is the author of the Plasma Master books.

I give one star for each of the following criteria:

-Polish (no or few implementation errors or typos or bugs, nice styling for web games)
-Interactivity (do I feel part of the story? For kinetic fiction, do I feel invested in the action?)
-Descriptive writing
-Emotional impact (any emotion, whether awe, pathos, fear, disgust, etc.)
-Would I play it again?

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Interactive Fiction by MathBrush

77 Verbs, by MathBrush (as Prismatik) (2020)
(11 ratings)
Use every standard verb in the Inform library to escape deadly situations in this introduction to parser games! (This game was formerly known as 85 verbs.)

9 Secret Steps, by mathbrush (2017)
(5 ratings)
A hypertext fiction based on the They Might Be Giants song of the same name. Choose what to sacrifice as you enter a mystic society. Play time less than 15 minutes. Three endings.

Absence of Law, by mathbrush (2017)
(28 ratings)
Excuse me, can you help me? Yes, you, browsing IFDB games! I need your assistance, but I don't have long. There's so much going on: remote surveillance, unauthorized cloning, forgotten languages,...

Barroom Brawl, by Mathbrush (2016)
(7 ratings)

Barroom Brawl is inspired by Super Smash Brothers. Battle multiple NPC's in an all-out brawl! Use PUNCH, KICK, or direction-based smash moves to brawl your way to success!

Color the Truth, by mathbrush (2016)
(54 ratings)
Rosalita Morales is dead, and you have to figure out who did it. The four people closest to her had the motive and the means: her partner, her secretary, her ex-husband, and her sister. Re-live...

Cragne Manor, by Ryan Veeder, Jenni Polodna, Adam Whybray, Adri, Andrew Plotkin, Andy Holloway, Austin Auclair, Baldur Brückner, Ben Collins-Sussman, Bill Maya, Brian Rushton, Buster Hudson, Caleb Wilson, Carl Muckenhoupt, Chandler Groover, Chris Jones, Christopher Conley, Damon L. Wakes, Daniel Ravipinto, Daniel Stelzer, David Jose, David Petrocco, David Sturgis, Drew Mochak, Edward B, Emily Short, Erica Newman, Feneric, Finn Rosenløv, Gary Butterfield, Gavin Inglis, Greg Frost, Hanon Ondricek, Harkness Munt, Harrison Gerard, Ian Holmes, Ivan Roth, Jack Welch, Jacqueline Ashwell, James Eagle, Jason Dyer, Jason Lautzenheiser, Jason Love, Jeremy Freese, Joey Jones, Joshua Porch, Justin de Vesine, Justin Melvin, Katherine Morayati, Kenneth Pedersen, Lane Puetz, Llew Mason, Lucian Smith, Marco Innocenti, Marius Müller, Mark Britton, Mark Sample, Marshal Tenner Winter, Matt Schneider, Matt Weiner, Matthew Korson, Michael Fessler, Michael Gentry, Michael Hilborn, Michael Lin, Mike Spivey, Molly Ying, Monique Padelis, Naomi Hinchen, Nate Edwards, Petter Sjölund, Q Pheevr, Rachel Spitler, Reed Lockwood, Reina Adair, Riff Conner, Roberto Colnaghi, Rowan Lipkovits, Sam Kabo Ashwell, Scott Hammack, Sean M. Shore, Shin, Wade Clarke, Zach Hodgens, Zack Johnson (2018)
(9 ratings)
A tribute to Anchorhead.

Ether, by MathBrush (2015)
(28 ratings)
"For the first time in centuries, something is different. Your tentacles tingle as you float to the east past icebergs and whirlwinds. You skirt a pocket of hot air, bounce through a field of ice,...

Fridgetopia, by Mathbrush (2016)
(2 ratings)

Every text is possible on a fridge. Made for the Tiny Utopia Jam.

Halloween Dance, by MathBrush (2015)
(4 ratings)

It's Halloween Night at the highschool gym Your costume's ready, you got a trim It might be time to make some friends But we'll see how the story ends. La Petite Mort entry in ECTOCOMP 2015, with a...

In the Service of Mrs. Claus, by Mathbrush (2019)
(1 rating)
Let me tell you the true secret of Christmas: Santa Claus died centuries ago. You see, in ancient times, as the Gods began to die, Santa Claus married a goddess. She was worshiped as Bast in Egypt,...

Indistinguishable, by MathBrush (as Prismatik) (2020)
(2 ratings)

The Origin of Madame Time, by Mathbrush (2018)
(19 ratings)
As an avid fan of superheroes and a harsh critic of villains, the battle over the abandoned amusement park captured your imagination. But when the nuclear airship Mephistopheles exploded above you,...

Scarlet Portrait Parlor, by MathBrush (as Prismatik) (2020)
(2 ratings)

Sherlock Indomitable, by mathbrush (2018)
(8 ratings)
Join a dying Sherlock Holmes in a journey through his memories. Sherlock Indomitable is a direct adaptation of two Sherlock Holmes stories into a text adventure. At least 90% of the text is taken...

Swigian, by Mathbrush (as Rainbus North) (2017)
(23 ratings)
I don't like talking. Let's build a fire. Swigian is a minimalist game. It is long, but quickly finished, with few words and few complications.

Untie, by Mathbrush (as Alex Ellis) (2016)
(5 ratings)

A tiny utopia jam game. Can be completed in less than 5 minutes.

Recommended Lists by MathBrush

A timeline of some important games for authors - 33 items   June 20, 2020
This is a timeline of some highly influential games that were among the first to use specific techniques or which left a mark on future...

Medical games - 15 items   April 19, 2020
These are games that have a medical theme of some sort, including medical simulators, medical horror, and games featuring doctors. Feel...

My Top Ten List - 10 items   October 17, 2019
This list is of my top 10 favorite games that I can also recommend to everyone. (Former items on this list included Anchorhead, Theatre,...

A starter pack for those new to interactive fiction - 31 items   September 4, 2018
I had a list like this before which I deleted, but I noticed it had a lot of views on intfiction, so I thought I'd make a new one to help...

Opus Ignored: Big games that didn't take off - 12 items   August 20, 2017
It happens over and over: an author spends hundreds of hours on a game, often setting up a commercial company, and then releases it to...

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Polls by MathBrush

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Use of Multimedia of 2019 - 10 votes for 10 games; created June 22, 2020
This is for suggesting games released in 2019 which you think might be worth considering for Best Use of Multimedia in the XYZZY awards....

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Innovation of 2019 - 8 votes for 8 games; created June 22, 2020
This is for suggesting games released in 2019 which you think might be worth considering for Best Innovation in the XYZZY awards. This is...

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Implementation of 2019 - 7 votes for 6 games; created June 22, 2020
This is for suggesting games released in 2019 which you think might be worth considering for Best Implementation in the XYZZY awards....

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Individual PCs of 2019 - 8 votes for 8 games; created June 22, 2020
This is for suggesting games released in 2019 which you think might be worth considering for Best Individual PC in the XYZZY awards. This...

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Individual NPCs of 2019 - 15 votes for 13 games; created June 22, 2020
This is for suggesting games released in 2019 which you think might be worth considering for Best Individual NPC in the XYZZY awards....

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Reviews by MathBrush

Tally Ho, by Kreg Segall   July 3, 2020
"Tally Ho was recommended for me to play in a poll on Games that Need More Reviews. This is a big Choicescript game with 600,000 words..." - See the full review

Paisley, by Chandler Groover, Failbetter Games   June 28, 2020
"This is a well-written Exceptional Story for Fallen London. In this one, you find odd pieces of sentient Paisley clothing scattered about..." - See the full review

The Voodoo You Do, by Marshal Tenner Winter   June 22, 2020
"MTW, the author of this short speed IF, has always had a talent for putting together locations and NPCs. Speed-IFs are usually very..." - See the full review

American Election, by Greg Buchanan   June 22, 2020
"This game is one of the most difficult to rate that I've had in a long time. Not to play, but to rate adequately. What does a good rating..." - See the full review

The Dilettante's Debut, by Hannah Powell-Smith, Failbetter Games   June 16, 2020
"Exceptional Stories are odd games. They are framed within the larger Fallen London game, which takes months and/or years, yet they..." - See the full review

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MathBrush's Played Games List

Uncle Clem's Will, by Tony Rudzki
Tally Ho, by Kreg Segall
Paisley, by Chandler Groover, Failbetter Games
The Voodoo You Do, by Marshal Tenner Winter
American Election, by Greg Buchanan

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